It’s a justice issue: Loretto acknowledges history of its lands
The Loretto Community condemns racism and systemic oppression in all forms. The Community is working to understand our complicity in systemic racism. We can better atone and change by knowing the truths of our past.
Among the Loretto Community’s works for justice is its action to acknowledge the history of the lands in which its members now reside, work or serve as caretakers from which Indigenous Peoples were systemically dispossessed. We wish to acknowledge that these spaces embody the ancestral memory of Indigenous Peoples who lost their relationship with these lands to colonial occupants. During this National Native American Heritage Month, this week on Loretto’s Facebook page we will share land acknowledgements based on places Loretto members currently reside.
Loretto embraces listening to Indigenous Peoples and learning of their knowledge of the past we shared in searching for truth and healing of these realities. Loretto invites all doing kindred research to share their findings with the Community. The Loretto Community provides access to its Archives to all for research, within the privacy standards set by law and by the various Native Nations involved in this research.